Chowhounds please steer me well. I need to take a business associate from Paris out to dinner in San Francisco Thursday night for a great meal and an enjoyable evening. He enjoys tasting different wines. Ideal would be a beautiful restaurant that is lively but where four of us can still have a good conversation. Not cheap but not ultra ultra expensive either. Since he's french..I don't want to take him to a french restaurant but french inspired is OK.
I think a restaurant that offers foodwine pairing would be a good choice.
Thank you in advance for your suggestions!!